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					                                                                                                                                         CONTACT INFORMATION FOR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   M.Sc Applied Psychology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   DEPARTMENT OF GOVERNMENT, SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK
                                                                                                                                               M.Sc Applied Psychology

                                                                                                                                               Programme Coordinator
                                                                                                                                            Mrs.	Cheryl	Cadogan	McClean
                                                                                                                                           Tel:	(246)	417-4288,	4293,	4695.

                                                                                                                                      TAUGHT HIGHER DEGREE PROGRAMMES
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                                                                                                       FACULTY OF HUMANITIES & EDUCATION
	   Applicants	should	have	a	bachelor’s	degree	in	Psychology,	Social	Work	or	a	related	                                                              MA	Cultural	Studies	
                                                                                                                                                     MA	Heritage	Studies	
    field.	 	 Students	 without	 a	 bachelor’s	 degree	 in	 Psychology	 or	 Social	 Work	 must	                                                          MA	History	
    complete	specific	pre-requisite	courses	taken	from	the	undergraduate	B	Sc	degree	in	                                                               MA	Linguistics	
                                                                                                                                             MA	Post-Colonial	Literatures	In	English	
    Psychology.		Other	qualifications	may	also	be	considered.		
                                                                                                                                                    Masters	of	Education	
                                                                                                                                              MA	Spanish	Language	&	Literature	
                                                                                                                                              MA	French	Language	and	African	&	
PROGRAMME COST                                                                                                                                 Caribbean	Literatures	in	French

Tuition Fee:	 	                       BDS$20,000	(US$10,000)                                                                                          FACULTY OF LAW
Payable	in	full	or	per	course	on	registration.                                                                                                   LLM and Graduate Diploma in
                                                                                                                                                Corporate	and	Commercial	Law	
                                                                                                                                                      Legislative	Drafting	
Annual University Registration Fees (2008/2009)                                                                                                           Public	Law
University	Registration	Fees	are	NOT	included	in	the	cost	of	the	tuition	fee.
                                                                                                                                             FACULTY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
                                                                                                                                                     Master	of	Public	Health	
These	fees	are	as	follows:	                                                                                                          Master	of	Public	Health	in	Health	Services	Management	
Amenities	Fees	                       –	BDS$700.00			                   (US$350.00)                                                   Graduate	Diploma	in	Health	Services	Management	
                                                                                                                                                      M.Sc.	Family	Medicine	
Guild	Fees	        	                  –	BDS$120.00			                   (US$60.00)                                                                  Diploma	Family	Medicine                           Masters Programme
ID	Card	(First	year	only)	            –	BDS$25.00			                    (US$12.50)	                                                                                                                   Faculty of Social Sciences
                                                                                                                                         FACULTY OF PURE & APPLIED SCIENCES	
                                                                                                                                                   MSc	Electronic	Commerce	
Students	enrolled	in	this	self-financed	programme	are	billed	for	the	courses	for	which	they	register	each	semester.	                               MSc	Natural	Resource	and	
Fees	are	payable	immediately	on	registration.	University	fees	are	additional	to	the	programme	fees	and	are	billed	                                Environmental	Management
                                                                                                                                                                                                      DEPARTMENT OF GOVERNMENT,
on	registration	every	semester	until	the	degree	has	been	awarded.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK
                                                                                                                                              FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
University Registration Fees are subject to change in 2009/2010.                                                                                    Master	of	Social	Work	
                                                                                                                                                   MSc	Applied	Psychology	
                                                                                                                                                    MSc	Banking	&	Finance	                            M.Sc Applied
                                                                                                                                                 MSc	Counselling	Psychology	
                                                                                                                                                     MSc	Cricket	Studies	
                                                                                                                                            MSc	E-Governance	for	Developing	States	
                                                                                                                                             MSc	Financial	and	Business	Economics	
                                                                                                                                                    MSc	Integration	Studies	
                                                                                                                                                MSc	International	Management	
                                                                                                                                                MSc	International	Trade	Policy	
                                                                                                                                             MSc	Labour	&	Employment	Relations	
                                                                                                                                            MSc	Project	Management	&	Evaluation	
                                                                                                                                            MSc	Tourism	&	Hospitality	Management                      2009-2010
                                                                                                                       UWI also offers a range of MPhil and PhD programmes in a number of areas.
                                                                                                                        Information on these as well as our application process, online application
                                                                                                                                forms, and the documentation required can be found at:

PROGRAMME SUMMARY                                                                                   PROGRAMME REGULATIONS
The	 M.	 Sc.	 in	 Applied	 Psychology	 was	 developed	 to	 meet	 the	 needs	 of	 the	 growing	      The	 programme	 will	 be	 delivered	 over	 fifteen	 (15)	 months	 of	 full-time	 study,	 including	
number	 of	 graduates	 in	 psychology	 in	 Barbados	 and	 the	 Eastern	 Caribbean.	 The	            course,	practicum	and	research	paper.	The	taught	component	of	the	programme	(eight	
programme	will	be	an	attractive	offering	to	recent	university	graduates	and	practitioners	          courses)	will	span	two	semesters.	Students	will	engage	in	coursework	and	examinations	
who	 require	 analytical	 skills	 to	 address	 psychological	 issues	 within	 organisations	 and	   will	be	held	and	the	end	of	each	semester.	Part-time	registration	is	also	possible	where	
society.	 	 Graduates	 of	 the	 programme	 will	 be	 prepared	 to	 pursue	 successful	 careers	     students	will	complete	the	programme	in	thirty	(30)	months.
in	 teaching,	 social	 research,	 marketing	 research,	 policy	 development	 and	 programme	        The	500-hour	practicum	component	will	take	place	after	completion	of	the	courses.
evaluation	at	various	levels	in	organisations.	                                                     Students	 will	 be	 expected	 to	 work	 a	 40-hour	 workweek	 for	 the	 period	 and	 attend	
                                                                                                    professional	 seminars	 organized	 during	 the	 practicum	 period.	 Focused	 work	 on	 the	
Graduates	will	be	expected	to	contribute	to	and	utilise	social	psychological	knowledge	             research	 paper	 will	 follow	 completion	 of	 the	 practicum.	 The	 20,000-word	 research	
for	the	improved	welfare	of	individuals,	groups,	organisations,	and	society	as	a	whole.	            paper	will	be	informed	by	the	knowledge	gained	from	coursework	and	will	be	based	on	
Graduates	 of	 the	 programme	 would	 have	 developed	 research	 skills	 to	 address	 social	       research	 issues	 arising	 from	 the	 specific	 practicum	 experience	 and	 will	 depend	 on	 the	
problems	in	Caribbean	society	including	the	spread	of	HIV/AIDS	and	other	epidemics,	the	            availability	or	interest	of	supervisors.
aging	society,	productivity	in	the	workplace,	drug	and	alcohol	abuse,	health	and	crime	
and	 deviance.	 	 Programme	 courses	 will	 address	 substantive	 social	 psychological	 topics,	
research	techniques	used	in	social	psychology,	contemporary	work	in	social	psychology	
                                                                                                    PROGRAMME CONTENT
and,	the	application	of	social	psychology	theory	and	research	to	social	problems.	Courses	
                                                                                                    A	 total	 of	 thirty-nine	 (39)	 credits	 are	 required	 to	 complete	 the	 programme,	 which	 is	 based	 on	 a	
were	selected	based	on	a	survey	of	current	offerings	of	social	psychological	programmes	            structure	 of:	 eight	 (8)	 courses	 worth	 three	 (3)	 credits	 each;	 a	 practicum	 of	 500	 hours	 worth	 (9)	
regionally	and	internationally.                                                                     credits;	and	a	research	paper	worth	six	(6)	credits.		

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Research Paper (20,000 words)
                                                                                                    Compulsory Course and Electives
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The	 research	 paper	 component	 will	 ensure	 students	 are	 exposed	 to	 conducting	 sound	
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES                                                                                                                                                                                                     academic	research	in	psychology	and	will	prepare	them	for	future	postgraduate	work	in	
                                                                                                    Semester 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        psychology	or	a	related	field.	Active	involvement	in	research	will	also	enable	students	to	
To	produce	practitioners	who	will:                                                                  Themes	in	Applied	Psychology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        develop	research	skills	that	can	be	used	to	address	organizational	and	societal	problems.	
•	 Have	 a	 working	 knowledge	 and	 appreciation	 of	 the	 discipline	 of	 psychology	 and	        Applied	Research	Design	and	Statistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Student	research	will	also	add	to	the	body	of	knowledge	of	psychology	and	reduce	the	
    psychological	research;                                                                         Advanced	Developmental	Psychology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        dearth	of	research	on	psychological	issues	in	the	Caribbean.
•	 Be	 able	 to	 analyse	 organizational	 and	 society	 problems	 by	 applying	 contemporary	       Psychopathology
    psychological	theory;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Evaluation of Courses and Coursework
•	 Conduct	 social	 psychological	 research	 to	 address	 organisational	 and	 societal	
                                                                                                    Semester 2                                                                                                          Each	 course	 will	 be	 assessed	 on	 the	 basis	 of	 coursework	 and	 written	 examination.	
    problems;                                                                                       Themes	in	Advanced	Social	Psychology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Students	will	be	expected	to	obtain	a	minimum	of	50%	in	both	the	coursework	and	the	
•	 Contribute	 to	 the	 body	 of	 knowledge	 of	 psychology	 by	 furthering	 Caribbean	
                                                                                                    Ethical	and	Legal	Issues	in	Psychology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        examination.	Any	student	will	be	allowed	to	repeat	the	course	once.		Students	will	be	
    psychological	research;
                                                                                                    Cross	Cultural	Psychology                                                                                           expected	to	complete	500	hours	of	practicum	placement.	At	the	end	of	the	placement,	
•	 Be	adequately	skilled	to	pursue	further	postgraduate	study	in	social	psychology	and	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        students	will	be	expected	to	make	a	formal	presentation	on	their	practicum	experience.	
    related	disciplines.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Students	will	be	expected	to	complete	a	20,	000	word	research	paper.
                                                                                                    Practicum (500 hours)
                                                                                                    Internationally,	practical	work	experience	during	graduate	study	is	a	critical	component	of	
                                                                                                    graduate	programmes	to	ensure	student	readiness	for	the	world	of	work.	The	practicum	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Programme Faculty
                                                                                                    will	 provide	 the	 essential	 supervised	 training	 necessary	 for	 the	 competent	 practice	 of	
                                                                                                    applied	psychology.	It	is	highly	anticipated	that	students	will	be	placed	throughout	the	
                                                                                                    Eastern	 Caribbean	 to	 undertake	 their	 field	 placement	 and	 some	 will	 benefit	 from	 the	                    A	team	of	lecturers	drawn	from	the	Cave	Hill,	St.	Augustine	and	Mona	campuses,	as	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        well	as	international	adjunct	faculty	will	deliver	the	programme.
                                                                                                    Caribbean	 Internship	 programme	 which	 is	 organised	 by	 the	 Social	 Work	 Unit	 of	 the	
                                                                                                    Department	of	Sociology,	Social	Work	and	Psychology,	Mona	Campus.

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